Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP)

Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP)

The Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP) topic examines and explains nature of people with social, mental, or behavioral problems and equips cops with the tools they need to safely handle these subjects, many of whom are close to suicide. Dealing with an emotionally disturbed person can be one of the most challenging encounters for an officer on patrol.
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December 14, 2010

Treatment faulted in death of Marine shot by cops

Cops responded to a shot fired at a VA Center in Maine and confronted the man, who was then shot in the neck - Full Story
November 27, 2010

NM chief criticizes mentally-ill TASER settlement

Says the suspect had troubled history with law enforcement since the 80s - Full Story
October 26, 2010

Calif. police kill gun-wielding erratic man

The officer contacted the suspect, and then the suspect produced a weapon - Full Story
July 07, 2010

Maine man intentionally crashes into squad car

Man who "wanted to kill himself" has been charged with felony aggravated assault and aggravated criminal mischief... "there may be additional charges" - Full Story
June 23, 2010

Video: Naked, sweaty woman steals squad car

By PoliceOne StaffWest Texas television station WOAI-TV today reported that a woman — naked, sweaty,... - Full Story
June 02, 2010

4 NY officers subdue naked man high on PCP

Man refused to obey instructions, ran at cops and shouted, "Give it to me!" - Full Story
May 12, 2010

NY woman arrested following daring river save

Witnesses say Devi Silvia threw her toddler daughter into the river then jumped in after her - Full Story
March 23, 2010

ACLU 'disturbed' by L.A. police shooting

Family members say that officers shot an autistic, unarmed man - Full Story
February 21, 2010

Wyo. officers hurt in blast that killed suicidal man

Police received a call about a man who disconnected gas lines - Full Story

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Emotionally Disturbed Persons (EDP) Columnists

More Than A Cop More Than A Cop
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